2013 North Carolina Archives Week
October 21 – 27, 2013
“Home Grown! A Celebration of N.C. Food Culture and History”
Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people.
The events are a celebration of the work that we and our organizations do, but it is also a time to raise public awareness. By holding exhibit openings, workshops, lectures, open houses, and other related events during Archives Week, North Carolina’s archives community can make a concerted effort to bring the importance of our profession to our state’s citizenry and public leaders.
Any agency that deals with archives and historical records in North Carolina is invited to participate in Archives Week in North Carolina. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) sponsors the week and will serve as an information clearinghouse for events occurring during the week. In addition, SNCA has published a guide to help in planning your events and SNCA officers will be available to provide assistance as well. The eighth annual Archives Week in North Carolina will take place October 21-27th, 2013.
- Take a look at some photographs from Appalachian State’s Archives Week Open House. 41 people attended the open house, making it a great success! Thanks to Cyndi Harbeson for organizing the event and sending along pictures. What did you do for Archives Week? Send your pictures, blogs, and testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Take a look at Davidson College’s wonderful blog post “The Farm at Davidson: Now and Then.” This blog post sheds light on the history of farming at Davidson College and helps us celebrate N.C. Archives Week 2013 “Home Grown! A History of N.C. Food Culture & History”. Thanks to Jan Blodgett for sending it in.
Where: Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College
When: Wednesday, October 23 @ 3:00
What: The Friends Historical Collection celebrates Archives Week with
highlights from Guilford College’s food history, a “Behind the
Scenes Tour,” and a Contest
Highlights of Guilford’s food culture, which has brought students
and the college community together in times of abundance and scarcity,
will appear in the Guilford Daily Buzz.
The Friends Historical Collection will offer a 30-minute “Behind the
Scenes” tour of our collection areas not normally open for access.
Come by the Friends Historical Collection Research Room (Library 116)
at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, to learn about archives and see
our unique historical manuscripts.
A contest exploring Guilford’s food culture invites the college
community to submit recollections of current, historical humorous or
poignant stories about ways food has brought students and the college
community together. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.
- In July, we put out a call for food-related images for the Archives Week poster. We were in for quite a surprise as dozens of amazing images came flooding in–certainly more than we could fit on a single poster! So, in honor of Archives Week and in celebration of all the fantastic, grotesque, intriguing, and funny food-related photos submitted, we are going to post these images throughout the week.
Today’s images, brought to us by Transylvania County Library and NCSU’s Special Collection Research Center.